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Poplar Ridge, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Poplar Ridge ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Poplar Ridge (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Poplar Ridge. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Poplar Ridge ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Poplar Ridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Poplar Ridge: Poplar Rdg. (or less commonly used: Poplar Rdge. or Poplar Ridg.)

Newspapers Published in Poplar Ridge ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Poplar Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Poplar Ridge, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Poplar Ridge.

Cemeteries Near Poplar Ridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Poplar Ridge.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Poplar Ridge covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Honey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sublett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore - Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Farley Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Poplar Ridge in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Poplar Ridge.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Poplar Ridge, with the one closest to Poplar Ridge listed first.

Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Poplar Ridge
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Poplar Ridge
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,803 people in 2016)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,852 people in 2016)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Poplar Ridge
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 730 people in 2016)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
Berkley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Poplar Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Poplar Ridge in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Poplar Ridge is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

Below are the counties that are near Poplar Ridge. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Poplar Ridge:

Marshall     (The home county for Poplar Ridge)
      Grant   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Poplar Ridge, see our County-by-County Page for Poplar Ridge.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Poplar Ridge:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marshall County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Poplar Ridge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Poplar Ridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Poplar Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5873, Longitude: -86.3647     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Poplar Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Poplar Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Poplar Ridge.